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I'v got two questions, both for become a teacher in Scotland

1. Can you become a primary teaching with a neuroscience degree?

2. Can you become a secondary biology teacher with a degree in neuroscience?
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I'v got two questions, both for become a teacher in Scotland

1. Can you become a primary teaching with a neuroscience degree?

2. Can you become a secondary biology teacher with a degree in neuroscience?
You will need a primary education/studies degree for primary teaching or a PGCE for secondary.
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I'v got two questions, both for become a teacher in Scotland

1. Can you become a primary teaching with a neuroscience degree?

2. Can you become a secondary biology teacher with a degree in neuroscience?
There are 2 ways to become a qualified teacher, either do a 3 year course (4 in Scotland) undergraduate course in Primary Education or Secondary Education (Undergraduate Secondary Education is not as common), or you can do a PGDE - a 1 year postgraduate course in either Primary Education or Secondary Education.

1. Yes, you can do a postgraduate degree in Primary Education at many unis, these are are called PGDE's. These course are 1 year long. Due to the nature of what you are teaching as a Primary Teacher you do not need a specific degree, meaning you have the same chance of getting into the course if you studied neuroscience as you would if you studied music. What matters is your work experience.

2. Depends on the uni, you cannot simply be a 'Secondary School Teacher', you have to qualify in a specific subject. If you want to be a biology teacher you have to apply for a PGDE in 'Secondary Education: Biology (and sciences)', and you should definitely contact a specific uni you like and ask about their entry requirements. Generally they will accept any 'biological sciences' undergraduate degree. The only problem that I could potentially see is that they might group neuroscience with psychology rather than biology, or see it as a subset of human biology. Honestly though, not too sure on this point as I don't study neuroscience. One more thing to note is that they will likely not accept any undergraduate medical courses due to the more 'clinical' side.
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